That Kid, That Time: A Guest Post by Kate at Sweet ‘n’ Sour

  Find Kate at her blog Sweet ‘n’ Sour, where she writes about all things weird and wonderful. She’s the astounded mother of two boys and lives in Oakland, California. You can also follow her on Facebook.   My older boy will be 12 soon. This is the child born more than a week early, weighing…

Pop Stories: Got Crazy?

I spent a lot of time with my grandparents growing up – rolling meatballs with my grandmother, killing ants in the yard with my grandfather (what was it with old people and ants?), and going out with them to visit even older people. Most fun, though, were the trips with my grandfather. See, my grandfather was…

Why Our Parents Put Us To Shame

    I often think about how we survived under the watch of our parents.  There were no infant seats (how did you get anywhere with me in the car?), no seat belts (ok, there were seat belts, but they weren’t safe and no one wore them), people smoked basically everywhere, we gnawed happily on plastic and toys full of…